A: Properly inflated tires last longer and get better gas mileage. Rotating them every 5000 miles also makes them wear better. It's a good idea to check the tires once a month.
Q: My Check Engine Light just came on. How soon should I schedule an appointment?
A: The Check Engine Light come on when the computer has determined there may be something wrong. Most problems can be scheduled when convenient and repaired as soon as possible. If the light is flashing, the car should not be driven until repaired. With the light flashing, the Catalytic Converter can be damaged.
Q: How can I improve the gas mileage of my vehicle?
A: Keep tires to proper inflation, keep air filters and fuel filters clean, and try to have the injectors cleaned every 50,000 miles. Well-tuned cars get better gas mileage.
Q: My vehicle is pulling to one side. What should I do?
A: The problem may be a low tire on an alignment issue. Radial tires can create a pulling problem with wear. Cross the front tires first to see if pulling changes sides or goes away.
Q: How often should I get my oil changed?
A: First, The Owner's Manual is the best source for scheduled maintenance. Secondly, most manufacturers recommend between 3,000 to 5,000 mile intervals. Third, the industry standard is 3 months or 3,000 miles or whichever comes first. Fourth, most diesels have more oil and are recommended at 5,000 miles. Fifth, Synthetic oils go longer than conventional oils, but cost more.
Q: Why should I bring my vehicle into Jensen Auto Service?
A: We offer a free Courtesy Inspection with every repair. Items found needing attention can be repaired while the vehicle is here or can be rescheduled to a time more convenient for you. Our mission is to advise you of the overall condition of your vehicle so repairs can be scheduled instead of emergencies.